MACOP (MAKOC), John, of Rye, Suss.
Available from Boydell and Brewer
Family and Education
m. by July 1391, Alice.
Mayor, Rye Aug. 1404-5.1
Macop witnessed deeds at Rye between 1386 and 1407, and during his mayoral year he paid a maltolt of 2s.4d. there.2 He and his wife acquired property locally in 1391, and in 1399 he shared in a lease of land belonging to the parish church of St. Mary. He expanded his holdings by purchasing, from John Salerne I*, land outside the north gate adjacent to his own, while further away he possessed land in Telham, Knelle, Wivelridge and Hope, on which as a Portsman he claimed exemption from taxation under Henry IV. In November 1405 he was suing John Baker of Playden, near Rye, for debt. He acted as a churchwarden of St. Mary’s in 1410, but is not recorded after that year.3